news·​group | \ ˈnüz-ˌgrüp How to pronounce newsgroup (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsgroup

: an electronic message board on the Internet that is devoted to a particular topic

Examples of newsgroup in a Sentence

I posted a message to a gardening newsgroup.
Recent Examples on the Web That has nothing on the newsgroup flame wars of yore. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "A 23-year-old book about the internet predicted the web’s worst problems," 15 Oct. 2019 For example, Khabar Lahariya has newsgroups on WhatsApp where men often post blue films. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A year on, #MeToo has lost momentum in India but we must keep the conversation going," 4 Sep. 2019

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Newsgroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsgroup

: a place on the Internet where people can talk about a particular subject by reading and leaving messages

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